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  • Category: Pets & Animals

    Would dogs be mans best friend if they realized they are sometimes more intelligent than their owners? Sadly in the world stupid people are allowed to own pets, find out how it can all go horrible wrong from here. Even wild animals cannot escape!

    Paging Charlotte On Aisle 5

    | NJ, USA | Pets & Animals, Wild & Unruly

    (I am at the cashier, ringing up a long line of people. I notice when customers walk in, they suddenly skirt around the theft detectors. A lady approaches the counter.)

    Lady: “There is a big spider in the entrance!”

    (Note: I don’t want to leave the counter because of the enormous line.)

    Me: “Okay, cool.”

    Lady: “You have to kill it. You work here.”

    Me: “It’s not hurting anyone.”

    (The lady’s husband chimes in.)

    Husband: “Kill it, she’s right!”

    (Everyone in the line seems to agree with the lady and her husband.)

    Me: “Okay, I’ll just move it outside.”

    Husband: “No, kill it!”

    Me: “No, it wont do any harm out there in the parking lot.”

    (I move the spider outside.)

    Lady: “I can’t take it anymore!”

    Me: “Can’t take what?”

    (Suddenly, the lady grabs a basket made for carrying products outside and finds the spider. She starts violently smashing the red basket on the spider.)

    Lady: “Why is it not dying?!”

    (It turns out the basket has little legs on the bottom, preventing it from making contact with the spider. She eventually figures this out and kills it, but not before it charges her one last time and causes her to flip out!)

    Weekly Roundup: Cat-astrophic Customers

    | Not Always Right | Pets & Animals, Roundups

    Cat-astrophic Customers! U can haz LOL (& OMG) with this week’s selection of cat-themed customer stories!

    1. No Paws For Thought (4,465 thumbs up)
      We’re not sure what’s more desperate: the bus passenger who can’t bring her cat, or the employee who can’t hang up on her!
    2. Curiosity Feeds The Cat (2,340 thumbs up)
      What a meow-ron: No, your cat doesn’t need to match the one on the cat food packaging.
    3. Models Are Always Catty (3,051 thumbs up)
      We all think our cats are model kitties, but this picky customer thinks cats literally come in models!
    4. A Victim Of Fur-Ball Abuse (2,704 thumbs up)
      This ridiculous owner is definitely “fanciful” if she thinks she can exchange cats willy-nilly.
    5. Not Quite The Cat’s Meow (3,977 thumbs up)
      Strays deserve love, too—but customers need to ensure they’re the correct species first!

    PS #1: check out our new Extras section, with pictures, videos, and news galore!

    PS #2: Read more roundups here!

    1-800-WE-R-NICE

    | MO, USA | Awesome Workers, Pets & Animals

    (Our medical device company has an 800 number that is one digit off from another company, which sells skin care products. We therefore get a lot of wrong numbers.)

    Me: “Good morning, [medical devices company], how may I help you?”

    Elderly Lady: “Hello? I need to order some cream. I have a terrible rash on my bottom.”

    Me: “I’m sorry ma’am, but we are [medical devices company], not [skin care company]. I can give you their number.”

    Elderly Lady: “But this rash is terrible! I live in Florida and the heat makes it worse!”

    Me: “I’m sorry to hear that. If you want to write down the—”

    Elderly Lady: “It’s very red and sore! I live alone, you know. My husband died a few years ago. I really need some cream!”

    Me: “Yes, ma’am. But we don’t sell that. Their number is almost the same—”

    Elderly Lady: “I have a cat. Do you like cats?”

    Me: “Yes, ma’am. I do.”

    Elderly Lady: “His name is Buster. He is old like me.”

    (She seems lonely, so I decide to just talk to her for a while. I finally manage to give her the other number.)

    Lady: “Thank you, sweetheart. You are a very nice young lady!” *hangs up*

    Polly Want A Manner

    | Israel | Awesome Customers, Pets & Animals

    (A man walks in with a parrot sitting on his shoulder.)

    Customer: “Hello!”

    Me: “Hi!”

    Customer: “I would like one bun with sunflower seeds!”

    Me: “Here you go.”

    (The customer pays and takes the bun. He then takes off the sunflower seeds and feeds them to his parrot.)

    Me: *laughing* “Bon appetite!”

    Customer: “Thank you!” *to the parrot* “Say thank you!”

    Parrot: “Thank you.”

    Me: “You’re very welcome!”

    ((The customer leaves, still feeding the seeds to his parrot. A few minutes later he comes back with the bun, which is now completely seed free.)

    Customer: “Do you have a trash can? I don’t need it any more.”

    Me: “Ah… sure, give it here.”

    Customer: “Very good! Goodbye!” *to the parrot* “Say goodbye to the girl!”

    Parrot: “Bye bye!”

    (They both leave, having seriously made my day.)

    Stale Popcorn, Fresh Mind

    | Panama City Beach, FL, USA | Awesome Customers, Food & Drink, Pets & Animals

    (I’m working at my zoo’s snack shack. I have to clean the popcorn machine a bit before closing, or else I won’t be done by quitting time. This is approved by my supervisor.)

    Woman: “Miss, I need some—oh, did you not make popcorn today?”

    Me: “Well, I cleaned out the machine, but it’s bagged so they can use it for the animals tomorrow.”

    Woman: “Can I still buy it?” *glances at her two very young children* “I’d have come earlier but they weren’t hungry yet. However, they are dead-set on popcorn.”

    Me: “Ma’am, it’s probably cold. Really cold.”

    Woman: “I don’t care dear. How much? How’s five dollars?”

    Me: “I really think there’s only two dollars with in the bag.”

    Woman: “You get five for being so sweet!”

    (I ring it up as two anyway, and let her put the change in the donation jar since we don’t take tips. The kids happily take the cold popcorn and start chowing down.)

    Woman: “You’re a lifesaver, sweetie! And such good service!”

    (When I take the ‘take-up’ to the gift shop, I see the woman with her kids, still eating the popcorn.)

    Manager: “Good job. She’s really happy. Bought a mess of merchandise to thank us for hiring ‘such a nice girl!’”

    (Both the kids hugged me on my way back out, too!)

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